Mayoral call – Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday, 29.6.08

An independent think tank has said Scottish cities should be given the chance to elect a London-style mayor.

Reform Scotland has called for a major shake-up in local government, arguing that decentralisation is a "matter of urgency".

It suggests that greater powers could be given to local government, and claims that giving directly-elected mayors powers could be a "popular and effective" form of government.